Lemon and ginger sparkle
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For a refreshing homemade drink, you can’t beat this delicious recipe.
Lemon(s)3 medium, large, (unwaxed or well-scrubbed)
Root Ginger1 teaspoons, 5cm (2 inch) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
Water300 ml, (1/2 pint), boiling
Water1 ¾ pint(s), 1 litre sparkling water
Artificial sweetener10 g, or to taste
Mint, Fresh3 sprig(s), to garnish
Lemon(s)3 slice(s), to garnish
- Using a potato peeler, pare the zest from the lemons in long strips. Place these in a heatproof jug or bowl with the grated ginger. Pour over the boiling water and leave to infuse and cool for 10 minutes.
- Strain the lemon and ginger mixture into a large jug and add the squeezed lemon juice and sparkling water. Add powdered sweetener, to taste.
- Share between 4 or 6 glasses, topping up with ice cubes and adding a few mint sprigs and lemon slices, to garnish.Chill the glasses in the refrigerator on really hot days to keep the drinks as cool as possible.